Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / by Paul Wolfert
Are you a homeowner that’s looking to buy a new property but feel stuck because you have to sell the one you’re in first? If you’re in a position where you need to buy and sell at the same time, I’m going to show you exactly how to do it—and it’s easier than you think. In this video, I’ll let you in on 2 secret strategies to find the best deal before someone else does, all while avoiding scary situations that could leave you homeless. Because careful planning and precision timing here are key, and I’m also going to give you a 7-step checklist that will help you transition from your current home into a brand-new property.
Step 1: What Do You Qualify For?
Before you dive into selling your home while you’re trying to buy, be sure to get in touch with your mortgage lender to see if you actually need to sell in order to obtain financing. If you’re able to qualify to purchase a new home without sellin; ...
Thursday, February 22, 2018 / by Paul Wolfert
By: Paul Wolfert - "The Move-Up Expert"
Many older homes have lower values when they go up for sale because they have outdated materials and a design that is no longer contemporary.
Fortunately, there are many different ways to boost the resale value of any property and attract buyers. If you want to improve the quality and the appeal of your house, here are a few tips to follow.
Allow for More Light
Dim and dark interior settings can feel depressing and can reduce the value of older homes. Allow more light in by installing a skylight or a sun tube, which will use less energy and will create a well-lit environment. Sun tubes are popular options because they're affordable to install and can be used in smaller areas of the building.
You can also install sheer curtains on the window and remove blackout curtains to prevent natural light from being blocked during the day.
Install New Cabinetry
The cabinets are one of the most important features throughout the home an. ...
Friday, December 8, 2017 / by Paul Wolfert
Well, I did it. I’ve made someone mad because I’m not “salesy”.
Recently, I sent out an email about a bunch of animals living alone in a Central Park apartment because I thought it was humorous & worth sharing. Who out there got it?
Most people thought it was funny, one did not.
This guy was MAD that I would send a non-sales related email and had to let me know.
Check out the video and share your thoughts.
If you'd like to read along, here's the email and response:
Subject: Pet Apartment
I just read that somewhere on Central Park West, three parrots, a feral cat, and a Russian tortoise are living it up in a 650-foot studio (on their own.) What would you say if you went to welcome your new neighbors and found these unusual roommates living it up instead?
I hope you’re happy with your current neighbors! If not, I'm happy to help.
Let me be frank. I’; ...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / by Paul Wolfert
By: Paul Wolfert
Selling your Michigan house is a lot easier when you have an experienced professional relieving you of the lion’s share of the work. I spend full time dealing with the ins and outs of marketing, dealing with qualified prospective buyers, and making sure the Michigan technical requirements are met to the letter. That means that the lion’s share of what you need to deal with are the finishing touches of showings and open house presentations.
But long before any marketing can get under way; before an eye-pleasing Michigan listing can be created—and even before a final choice the right Realtor® is made—two formidable opponents have to be met and conquered. Taken individually, neither is nearly as imposing as when they team up. But when they work together, they can stall the initiation of any Michigan house selling initiative for months—even years. Unfortunately, they’re always hanging around the house, waiting to cause trouble. ...
Monday, May 15, 2017 / by Paul Wolfert
By: Paul Wolfert
I call it SLAM: an easy to remember abbreviation that can help any of my Michigan house hunters quickly rip through listed houses for sale. Any house that scores high in each area is investigated on a deeper level (we go check it out with our eyeballs).
The four parts of the SLAM list:
Schools. The eventual resale value of a candidate property isn’t usually given much consideration early on—but should be. A major issue when it comes to resale is the neighborhood’s school district rating. Schools head the SLAM list because—especially for those who don’t have school-aged children—the quality of a property’s school district is easy to overlook. It can also be an indicator of other community quality issues.
Location. It’s the key element that can’t be adjusted, improved upon, or glossed over—and it’s the reason why “location location location” is the cliché that won’t go away. ...